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In Carrum Downs, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,199) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Carrum Downs's religion statistics provide an indicator of cultural identity and ethnicity when observed in conjunction with other key variables. Religion data reveal the major concentrations of religions as well as revealing the proportion of people with no religious affiliation. There are a number of reasons for different religious compositions across areas including the country of birth and ethnic background of the population, the age of the population (belief in religion is generally stronger, the older the population) and changes in values and belief systems.

Carrum Downs's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with other ethnicity statistics such as Country of Birth data and Language Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Carrum Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,57424.023.04,02923.422.5+545
Anglican2,93415.417.32,80416.318.8+130
Presbyterian and Reformed6383.33.36013.53.4+37
Uniting Church5442.83.85243.04.0+20
Hinduism4802.50.82421.40.5+238
Christian,nfd4692.52.32531.51.6+216
Islam3001.60.82411.40.7+59
Buddhism2921.51.21731.00.7+119
Greek Orthodox2651.41.52331.31.3+32
Baptist2601.41.52081.21.5+52
Pentecostal2231.21.01620.91.0+61
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1280.70.41130.70.4+15
Lutheran1020.50.61190.70.7-17
Other Eastern Orthodox870.50.3320.20.2+55
Seventh Day Adventist850.40.2520.30.2+33
Jehova's Witnesses620.30.4790.50.4-17
Other Protestant480.30.2470.30.2+1
Churches of Christ400.20.2250.10.3+15
Other Christian380.20.1210.10.1+17
Sikhism360.20.160.00.0+30
Salvation Army350.20.2540.30.3-19
Russian Orthodox330.20.1160.10.1+17
Wiccan/Witchcraft320.20.160.00.1+26
Judaism300.20.2150.10.1+15
Other Non-Christian Religions230.10.1380.20.1-15
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - Summary
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,60855.656.89,40954.657.2+1,199
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,2346.53.67454.32.4+489
Non-classifiable religious belief
1680.91.11630.91.0+5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,05426.528.94,32125.125.8+733
Not stated
2,03110.69.62,60615.113.7-575

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Frankston City: 23.0% Anglican, Frankston City: 17.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston City: 3.3% Uniting Church, Frankston City: 3.8% Hinduism, Frankston City: 0.8% Christian,nfd, Frankston City: 2.3% Islam, Frankston City: 0.8% Buddhism, Frankston City: 1.2% Greek Orthodox, Frankston City: 1.5% Baptist, Frankston City: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Carrum Downs: 24.0% Anglican, Carrum Downs: 15.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Carrum Downs: 3.3% Uniting Church, Carrum Downs: 2.8% Hinduism, Carrum Downs: 2.5% Christian,nfd, Carrum Downs: 2.5% Islam, Carrum Downs: 1.6% Buddhism, Carrum Downs: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, Carrum Downs: 1.4% Baptist, Carrum Downs: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Carrum Downs: +545 Anglican, Carrum Downs: +130 Presbyterian and Reformed, Carrum Downs: +37 Uniting Church, Carrum Downs: +20 Hinduism, Carrum Downs: +238 Christian,nfd, Carrum Downs: +216 Islam, Carrum Downs: +59 Buddhism, Carrum Downs: +119 Greek Orthodox, Carrum Downs: +32 Baptist, Carrum Downs: +52
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 62.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.5% said they had no religion, compared with 60.4% and 28.9% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest single religion in Carrum Downs was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.0% of the population or 4,574 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (2.5% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (15.4% compared to 17.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Carrum Downs between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+545 persons)
  • Hinduism (+238 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+216 persons)
  • Anglican (+130 persons)